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The Angel of Terror

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The Angel of Terror


Published January 22, 2008


LibriVox recording of The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace, read by Allyson Hester

Beautiful Jean Briggerland is the epitome of evilness in this twisting and turning thriller. She plots many different ways to steal her new victim's riches including lies and murder. Only Jack Glover the lawyer of Jean's most recent victim, is aware of her true nature. Can he stop her crime spree and bring her to justice before she murders her way to wealth and happiness? Don't count on it! Page after page offers action, new twists, and unexpected surprises that will keep the reader listening for more! (Summary by Allyson Hester)

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Reviewer: Isuru A. Rathnayake - - October 6, 2015
Subject: The Angel Of Terror
Obviously, the novel is a fairly successful attempt of a thriller, which lacked in credibility when it comes to some points. For an instance, Jack's behaviour is rather questionable. Even he had enough chances to catch his enemy red-handed, for an instance in the deceased child affair, he allowed them to slip away. However, the reading is perfect.
Thank You.
Reviewer: dutchtoot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2013
Subject: Not much mystery or suspense
Not much mystery or suspense but very entertaining anyway. Amusing if predicable characters along with a farfetched plot (honorable but desperate young lady marries millionaire and is promptly widowed immediately) sounds like an early talkie from Hollywood. I read somewhere the author Edgar Wallace gave us "King Kong" so farfetched seems quite standard for him. I enjoyed Allyson Hester's reading and thought she did a good job.
Reviewer: Boggins - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2013
Subject: Eccentric reading, but I enjoyed it
Just the thing for a commute. The reader is from the Deep South of the USA, so is really not up to English accents or place names. It's a bit like being read to by Dolly Parton :). I persevered & found myself enjoying the experience.
Reviewer: TracyO - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2010
Subject: Difficult to Listen To!
The story is far fetched and dated but you still want to see how it ends. The difficulty is in the reader - the mispronounciations and strange accents and intonation make it almost impossible to listen to. I am downloading the other version to hear the ending because I am so frustrated with the reader. I'd like to hear the ending but don't know if I can handle the crazy "Carol Channing" type accent so I'll try the other version.
Reviewer: benefitsingers - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 8, 2009
Subject: Worth listening to
I enjoyed this story and the narration. True the heroine is different. I would maybe call her eccentric, or even naive. Not as annoying as some of the reviewers said. The narration was good and easy to listen to. I think the worst book can be good if the narration is tolerable. Some of the books on Librivox have such terrible narration I cannot even listen to them. This one is good.
Reviewer: mikezane - favoritefavorite - September 23, 2008
Subject: A bit disappointing
I found the heroine to be overly thick-headed, unbelievably so. I have listened to three Edgar Wallace novels and this one is the worst of the three. It just was, IMHO unbelievable and irritating. EW's other two novels that are also available on Libravox were delightful and interesting. This one just falls short.
Reviewer: TheBookworm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2008
Subject: Edge of my seat!
A piece of high melodrama and fast action involving a beautiful, amoral woman, an honest lawyer (no joke!), and a suitably dense and rather helpless heroine. The reader's charming southern US accent makes her stylised attempt at British accents and folksy mispronunciations of French placenames a lot of fun. Thank you Allyson! (TheBookworm, Manchester, UK)
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